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The black rot of the cabbage.
Describes the black rot disease of cabbage, sources of infection, and suggestions for its prevention.
Butter making on the farm.
Describes the steps used to make butter on the farm, including creaming, churning, coloring, salting, and working the butter.
Cotton seed and its products.
Discusses cottonseed and its uses. Describes methods of manufacturing cottonseed products.
A guide to cranberry culture, including soil selection and preparation, planting, draining, flooding, fertilizing, and pest and disease control.
Culture of the sugar beet.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about growing sugar beets, based on inquiries received by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the late 19th century. Discusses climate, beet varieties, soil preparation, harvesting, and siloing. Includes detailed descriptions of tools used and the costs involved in beet farming and sugar production.
Fertilizers for cotton.
Presents the results of experiments conducted on the farms of the South Carolina Experiment Station and provides recommendations for preventing excessive or wasteful use of commercial fertilizers in cotton farming.
Flax for seed and fiber in the United States.
Describes recommended practices for growing flax for both seed and fiber, with emphasis on improving the production and use of flax straw for fiber.
Forestry for farmers.
A guide to planting and maintaining small timber tracts or wood lots on farmlands.
Fungous diseases of the grape and their treatment.
Discusses four of the most destructive fungous disease affecting grapes, and methods for control.
Good roads for farmers.
Provides an overview of the best practices, costs, and recommended equipment for rural road building and maintenance. Describes the construction of earth roads, sand roads, sawdust or bark roads, corduroy roads, hard roads, gravel roads, shell roads, and stone roads.
The grain smuts : how they are caused and how to prevent them.
Discusses the types of smut that affect cereal crops. Provides instructions for treating seed to increase crop production.
Grape diseases on the Pacific Coast.
Describes three major diseases affecting grapes in California and other Pacific Coast states, and ways to prevent them.
Hog raising in the South.
A guide to the care, feeding, and breeding of hogs.
How to grow mushrooms.
A guide to growing mushrooms, with instructions for sorting and packing for shipment.
The manuring of cotton.
Describes experiments in manuring cotton, the yield and profit of cotton crops when properly fertilized, and best practices in fertilizer application.
Marketing farm produce.
Practical suggestions for packing, shipping, and selling farm products. Includes specific instructions for butter, eggs, poultry, game, meats, potatoes, fruits, vegetables, and honey.
Meadows and pastures: formation and cultivation in the middle eastern states.
A guide to the cultivation and selection of varieties of hay, pasture grasses, and clover. Describes the use grass as a soil builder and provides methods of soil improvement.
Methods of curing tobacco.
Describes the process of curing and aging for various types of tobacco, including export tobaccos.
Milk as food.
Describes the composition of milk. Investigates the nutritive values and digestibility of milk and milk products in 19th century terms.
Milk fermentations and their relations to dairying.
Describes various processes by which milk is fermented. Includes discussions of butter-making and cheesemaking.
Describes best practices for growing and cultivating potatoes.
Potato diseases and their treatment.
Describes the diseases which affect potato crops, and methods for control.
The principal insect enemies of the grape.
Discusses nine different insect enemies of the grape, and methods for control.
The rape plant: its history, culture, and uses.
Describes the history, culture, and uses of the rape plant. Discusses the need for increased production of the plant in the United States.
Results of experiments with inoculation for the prevention of hog cholera.
Presents results of experiments conducted between 1886 and 1892, demonstrating that no successful inoculation exists for hog cholera. Warns farmers about misinformation regarding the effectiveness of hog cholera inoculations.
Some destructive potato diseases : what they are and how to prevent them.
Describes methods of identification and control of three fungous diseases affecting the Irish potato: blight (downy mildew), Macrosporium disease, and potato scab.
Sorghum as a forage crop.
Describes methods of sorghum culture and discusses its use as a forage crop.
Spraying for fruit diseases.
Describes fungous diseases of grapes, apples, pears, quince, cherries, and plums. Includes recipes for fungicides and descriptions of spraying equipment used for treatment.
Spraying fruits for insect pests and fungous diseases : with a special consideration of the subject in its relation to the public health.
Discusses the use of insecticidal and fungicidal sprays on fruit, and its public health implications.
Tobacco: instructions for its cultivation and curing.
A concise guide to tobacco farming and curing.
Discusses tomato growing in detail, including cultivation, pest control, and greenhouse growing. Includes a guide to growing tomatoes for canneries.
Treatment of smuts of oats and wheat.
Describes the different types of smuts affecting oats and wheat, and methods for their control.
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